June 5, 2020- Update to Families
In an endeavor to maintain total transparency and to comply with Federal and NY State mandates, we will continue to post general information related to any new positive COVID-19 resident and staff cases, or if any resident suffers a COVID-19 related death and if there is a cluster of 3 or more residents and/or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. Along with this data we will provide any related information on mitigating actions implemented to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission, including if normal operation of the facility will be altered, or if we develop new or revised policies. All of the above information will be provided in updates on our website.
ALL RESIDENT baseline testing for COVID-19 was conducted by NY State DOH on May 29, 2020. Five resident test results are still pending. Two residents had inconclusive results. The two residents with inconclusive tests are currently on isolation precautions in accordance with CDC and NYSDOH guidelines and were retested today.
Resident baseline testing results received today: one resident who resides on the 4th Household tested positive for COVID-19 and one resident who resides on the 5th Household also tested positive. Both residents are asymptomatic, have been relocated to an isolated area on the 5th Household and designated staff are utilizing the recommended personal protective equipment to care for these residents.
The health and safety of our residents and staff remains our highest priority. We continue to take extra measures to ensure the safety of all residents and staff. On June 8th, 9th and 10th additional professional cleaning procedures are planned for resident rooms and common spaces on households 2 – 4. Beginning with the 2nd household on Monday, June 8th. Staff will be assisting residents in another area of the building for a limited time while cleaning takes place in these areas respectively.
All four resident households of the building remain under quarantine, all employees/ approved visitors are universally wearing surgical masks and complying with all infection control policies and procedures and we continue to receive and utilize CDC recommended PPE though out our facility.
~Anne Gallese CEO, Administrator